James D’Arcy is known for being a humble, modest, moderately ambitious, and discreet actor with little or no interest in the hullabaloo of fame. He is a well-educated and successful English actor with several film and TV show credits.
James lost his father as a child so that he and his younger sister Charlotte were practically raised on their own by their mother in Fulham, London.
James D’Arcy’s Bio and Education
Simon-James Richard D’Arcy was born on 24 August 1975 in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, 27 miles northwest of London, the son of Caroline O’Connor (nurse) and Richard D’Arcy.
James D’Arcy recognized his flair for acting when he worked in the theatre department of the Christ Church Grammar School in Perth, Australia. This happened after he completed his education at the Bluecoat School, also known as Christ’s Hospital.
To gain more experience and perfect his acting skills, James D’Arcy attended the London Academy of Music and Performing Arts (LAMDA). After 3 years he graduated in 1995 with a BA in acting. As part of his training at the LAMDA, he was involved in plays such as “Wild Honey”, “Heracles”, “Sherlock Holmes”, “As You Like It” and “The Freedom of the City”.
James D’Arcy Acting Career
James D’Arcy officially began his acting career in 1996 and has appeared in a number of television shows and some movies, playing minor roles until 1999. Among the early films of his career are “Silent Witness” (1996), Franny Roote in “Dalziel and Pascoe” (1996), “Brookside” (1996), he played the role of Lord Cheshire in the TV movie “The Canterville Ghost” (1997), Nicholas Hawthorne in “Ruth Rendell Mysteries” (1997), Nicholas Jenkins in “A Dance to the Music of Time” (1997), Blifil in “The History of Tom Jones”: A Foundling” (1997), and he played the leading role as Private Colin Daventry in the film “The Trench” (1999).
James began to play major roles in productions such as “Rebel Heart” (2001), in which he played the role of Ernie Coyne, and “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby”, in which he played the role of Nicholas Nickleby, the main character.
The next year, 2002, he was to play the leading roles in the television films “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” and “Sherlock”: Fall of Evil. In 2003 he played Barnaby F. Caspian in “dot the i”, Jim Caddon in 6 episodes of “P.O.W.” and Lt. Tom Pullings in “Master and Commander”: The Far Side of the World”.
In the following years he played the role of Father Francis in Renny Harlin’s horror movie “Exorcist” of 2004: The Beginning (a precursor of the movie “The Exorcist” of 1973), Richard Powell in “An American Haunting”, and he played Derek Kettering and Jerry Burton in “Agatha Christie’s Poirot” (2005) and “Agatha Christie’s Marple” respectively.
James D’Arcy Most Recent Roles
In recent years, he was cast as Ian Fleming in the British war film “Age of Heroes” (2011), as King Edward VIII in Madonna’s “W.E.” (2011), as Rufus Sixsmith, as Sister James, and as an archivist in “Cloud Atlas” (2012).
He also played the roles of Mr. Zimit in the science fiction series “After Dark” (2014), also known as “The Philosophers”, and Edwin Jarvis in the ABC television series “Agent Carter” (2015-2016). He is quite popular for his role in this TV series; Henry in “Guernica” (2016), a Spanish-American war novel film that has the bombing of Guernica in 1937 as its theme; and Colonel Winnant in the war film “Dunkirk”.
Is He Married? Wife, Girlfriend, Kids,
As already mentioned, James D’Arcy is quite discreet, especially when it comes to his love life. There has been little or no information about his love life, and this is the result of a deliberate effort on his part to restrict media access to his private life.
Since there is no spicy relationship gossip, rumors about his secret gayness have surfaced on the Internet, but these rumors have not been confirmed by any serious source.
James D’Arcy has never been married, has no current girlfriend, and has no children that we know of. Sources indicate that he dated the co-star of the TV movie “Come Together” (2002), Lucy Punch. It is assumed that the couple was together for a period of 5 years, from 2002-2007. James revealed in an interview with the Daily Mail that he had his first kiss at the age of 12 and that the happy girl was Louise Jerome.
James D’Arcy’s Tattoos
It is believed that James D’Arcy has a few tattoos, but there are not many sources that prove whether they are real or fake.